Woman dies of apparent asthma attack while on water safari in Enchanted Forest

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A woman from Mattydale who suffered what is believed to be a severe asthma attack while at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge over the weekend has died.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon.

Webb Town Police said Kailey Morrell, 23, complained of difficulty breathing as she climbed a slope to one of the waterslides.

Authorities say Morrell made it down the slide with a friend, but began to have more difficulty breathing moments later.

Despite using her inhaler, Morrell collapsed and was found in cardiac arrest.

Rescuers and paramedics began CPR and a defibrillator was also used.

Despite the efforts, Morrell could not be revived.

The incident is still under investigation by Webb Town Police, Herkimer County Coroner’s Office and Albany Medical Center

An autopsy was to be performed today.

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